How do we best evaluate dynamic, complex and emergent initiatives? The Creative Citizens Project co-led a developmental evaluation process for Ruku Ao, together with leading international practitioners Allan Kaplan and Sue Davidhoff who lead the Proteus Initiative.
The Proteus Initiative works holistically, following an organic approach first developed by JW von Goethe. It is a vehicle for working with new and organic ways of seeing and facilitating change. Allan and Sue are development practitioners, teachers and writers who have developed a close working relationship with a growing number of change agents here in New Zealand. They explore the realm of socio-ecological complexity and polarity in the generative quest for wholeness.
Out of our work across three specific sites over three days, a number of new ideas emerged, including the basis for the development of the Ruku Po programme. A powerful and generative time.